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  1. Requiem for a Dump: Saying Good-bye to the Nassau Coliseum on the...

    Katie Baker

    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, is a mosquito trapped in amber. It is a cryogenically frozen head. It is a dead ancient Egyptian ruler impeccably preserved in rags. To step inside the concourse is to enter what s...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. We Went There: Hanging With a Billionaire for Washington’s ...

    Katie Baker

    As Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis walked toward his suite in Nationals Park about 30 minutes before the start of the NHL Winter Classic, he spotted something that stopped him in his tracks. "That's a nice sweate...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  3. The Bake Shop Mailbag! Answering Your Questions on Absurd Hockey ...

    Katie Baker

    Welcome to the Bake Shop, an establishment where we dish out the goods and keep vague operating hours. You can email katiebakeshop@gmail.com with questions, comments, hopes, and dreams anytime. My aunt recently gave me some of my uncle's posses...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. Will the First Major Sports League in Vegas Really Be …; t...

    Katie Baker

    "What I'm about to tell you requires a deep breath," Gary Bettman told reporters, "and a level of precision that I am requesting because I don't want it misunderstood." He was in Boca Raton,...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. It’s a Hell of a Town: The New York City Sports Franchise M...

    Katie Baker

    It's possible to live in one of the nicest apartments in New York City and still have a view of a brick wall. The subway runs 24 hours, which means there's never a time of day that someone isn't hot-stepping pathetically...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Upside Down: The Weird, Sad Bankruptcy of the NHL’s Jack Jo...

    Katie Baker

    Two months into the 2012 NHL lockout, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson uploaded some frustrated comments to his now-defunct personal website. I want to work! I'm a professional athlete and I want to play hockey! In my chosen profess...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  8. From the Jaws of Victory

    Katie Baker

    A tanned smooth-talker reflecting on leadership in a glorified catering hall was pretty much business as usual on a recent aseasonal morning in downtown San Jose. With his practiced delivery, engaging gravitas, and yen for phrases like &...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Alex Ovechkin's No Good, Very Bad Half-Year

    Katie Baker

    You might not know it from the reliably shirtless exuberance of his Instagram feed, but Alex Ovechkin has been having what must be a pretty rough six or so months. In February, his Russian national team failed to even crack the medal round at the...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  10. Bake Shop Mailbag: James Dolan Meltdowns, Tinder Swipes, and Alex...

    Katie Baker

    What were the odds of a full-blown Dolan meltdown if Melo left? -Daniel S. Imagine what a Dolan meltdown would be like - so many late-night phone calls to Isiah, so much moody free jazz, so many days spent staring blankly at the...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  11. The Quick and the Dead: The Resurrection of the Kings Goalie

    Katie Baker

    "I don't think it would be any different if we were down 3-0," said L.A. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick late Monday night. He had just recorded a shutout in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, one that put his team a lone win away from i...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Another OT Thriller: How the Rangers Let Game 1 Slip Away

    Katie Baker

    When the Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins in five last season in the second round of the playoffs, the first game of the series was particularly frustrating for New York fans. Going into the matchup there was little doubt about who was the better te...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. We Went There: The Fall of the Blackhawks, the Return of the King...

    Katie Baker

    The last time I saw Luc Robitaille in person, he was standing behind a bar inside Staples Center tossing out victory cigars. This was two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings had just won the franchise's first Stanley Cup, and Robitaille &m...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. Hawks-Kings Game 5: One of the Greatest Hockey Overtimes Ever Pla...

    Katie Baker

    "I've seen a lot of games, been involved in a lot of games," said Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who has been behind the bench for 17 seasons. "That might have been the greatest overtime I&rsquo...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. King of L.A.: ‘Doughnut’ Doughty’s Stanley Cup ...

    Katie Baker

    The four most chilling words for a hockey fan aren't "late 3-1 lead" or "new collective bargaining agreement." They're "Drew Doughty is 24." The reminder that one of the...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  16. The Habs and the Hab-Nots

    Katie Baker

    Dustin Tokarski stood atop a tiny pedestal late on Thursday night, his back pressed up against the concrete Madison Square Garden wall. You could have said the same thing, really, about his entire team earlier that day. The Montreal Canadien...

    Blog | May 23, 2014